Grade 2 Cultural/Ethnic Groups

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject Social Studies                                             

Grade 2

Unit 4 : Cultural/Ethnic Groups                                  

Pacing: Jan-Feb

Essential Question(s):

What different cultural/ethnic characteristics make a group unique?

Big Idea(s):

Our community is made up of many different cultural/ethnic groups.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority:

1.13.1: Identify different cultural/ethnic groups within one’s community.

Supporting:

2.1.1: Access information from print materials with assistance.

2.1.2: Use dictionaries and other print materials to gather information.

2.3: Write one –to two – sentence descriptions of historical events people and/or places.

 

 

 

 

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

 

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

Ethnic Group – a collection of people with similar language, religion, and/or traditions.

Language, Food, Traditions/Customs, Clothing, Religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify different cultural/ethnic groups within one’s community.

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Questionnaire 1.13.1

Classroom discussion of likenesses and differences of children in the classroom. Brainstorm list of different ethnic characteristics and backgrounds in the classroom. (Answer: Ethnic group – a collection of people with similar language, religion, and/or traditions. Language, Food, Traditions/Customs, Clothing, Religion)

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Same as pre-assessment for class discussion, but followed by a self-portrait at a family celebration.

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Big and/or Small Books.

Chart Paper

Construction Paper

Questionnaire 1.13.1

Non-Fiction pieces:

            “America: A Melting Pot of Cultures” by Brandi Waters

            “Community-A Place to Belong” by Mary Perrin

Quick Reads:

 

            “People From Many Places” (page 59)

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections